The t-Forum Programme
The t-Forum Programme*
(Conducted by Zoom;
Western European Time - Lisbon Time)
Final Programme HERE

Wednesday, November 4h

 14:00–14:30 Opening Ceremony

           Paulo Águas, University of Algarve, Portugal

           Pedro Lopes, Pestana Group, Portugal

           João Fernandes, Algarve Tourism Board, Portugal

           Patricia Pinto, CinTurs, University of Algarve, Portugal (Moderator)

           Jafar Jafari, The t-Forum Co-Founder

           Rita Marques, Secretary of State of Tourism, Portugal

14:30–16:00 Panel 1 - Plenary Session What the Industry wants the Academia to Investigate

Alexandra Rodrigues Gonçalves, CinTurs, University of Algarve, Portugal, Moderator

Francisco Serra, University of Algarve, Portugal

Mário Candeias, Espinas Hotel Group, Iran

João Ministro, Proactivetur, Portugal

16:00–16:30 t-Break


16:30–17:00 Keynote Talk Knowledge as the Driving Engine of Sustainable Tourism

          João Albino Silva, CinTurs, University of Algarve, Portugal

17:00–17:30 Keynote Talk  Utilizing Hotel Data to Maximize Tourism Intelligence

          Steve Hood, STR, USA

17:30–19:00 Parallel Presentations 


          Workshop 1 Aligning the Shared Tourism Economy with a Destination Brand

Duarte B. Morais, North Carolina State University, USA, Moderator

Gene Brothers, North Carolina State University, USA

Jonathan Freeze, Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau, USA


          Paper Sessions - Concurrent Sessions  HERE

Thursday, November 5th

09:00-09:30 Keynote Talk How to Reduce Operating Cost, Increase Environmental Sustainability and Improve one's Image

            Sara Dolnicar, University of Queensland, Australia

09:30 -11:00 Panel 2 - Plenary Session Covid-19 and the New Challenges for Tourism: shaping a new reality 

  Leonídio Paulo Ferreira, Diário de Notícias, Portugal (Moderator)

  Elidérico Viegas, Algarve Hotels and Resorts Association, Portugal

  Cristina Siza Vieira, AHP – Portuguese Hotels Association, Portugal

  João Fernandes, Algarve Tourism Board, Portugal

  Alberto Mota Borges, Faro Airport Director, Portugal

11:00-11:30 t-Break 

11:30-13:00 Parallel Presentation

          Panel 3 Managing Tourism Under Uncertainty (RTA)

          Luís Serra CoelhoUniversity of Algarve, President of the Algarve Regional Delegation of Economists Order,

          Portugal, Moderator

          Luís Correia da Silva, D. Pedro Golf CEO, former Secretary of State for Tourism, Portugal

          José Lopes, Portugal Easyjet Country Manager, Portugal          

          Ana Carvalho, Executive Member of COSEC, Portugal

          Mário Azevedo FerreiraNAU Hotels & Resorts CEO, Portugal

Paper Sessions - Concurrent Sessions  HERE

13:00-14:30 Lunch Break

14:30-16:00 Panel 4 - Plenary Session Covid-19 and the New Challenges for Tourism: from crisis to recovery

14:30-14:45 Francisco Calheiros, Portuguese Tourism Confederation, Portugal

14:45 -16:00 Luis del Olmo, Passionality Group, USA, Moderator

 Pedro Lopes, Pestana Group, Portugal

 Tom Jenkins, representative of European Tourism Association, London

 Francisco Pita, Representative of ANA, Portugal

 Nuno Pimenta, Representative of Google, Portugal

16:00-17:30 Parallel Presentations

 Panel 5 Smart Destination – Solutions Made in Algarve (CCDR)

           Francisco SerraUniversity of Algarve, Portugal, Moderator

           Adelino Venturinha, Itelmatis, Portugal

           João Raposo, Âmago, Portugal

           Bruno Martins, Conceptek/Shiji, Portugal

           Paulo Bica, SPIC, Portugal

           Workshop 2 Introduction to Fuzzy Set Qualitative Comparative Analysis

           Hessam Sarooghi, Butler University, USA


 Paper Sessions - Concurrent Sessions  HERE

17:30-18:00 Keynote Talk Tourism Research, Policy and Industry: Forging a Common Ground

          Renata Tomljenović, Institute for Tourism, Croatia

Friday, November 6th

09:00-09:30 Keynote Talk Tourism Experiences

  Noel Scott, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia

09:30-10:30 Panel 6 - Plenary Session Tourism Experiences for Success

  Noel Scott, University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia, Moderator

  Jianyu Ma, Shanghai Normal University, China

  Serena Volo, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano-Brunico, Italy

  Magdalena Osmola, Vale do Lobo, Luxury Golf & Beach Resort, Portugal

10:30-11:30 t-Break

11:30-13:00 Parallel Presentations

          Panel 7 Road-mapping Training/Education for Boots on Tourism Grounds 

Fanny Vong, Macao Institute for Tourism Studies, China, Co-Moderator

Kazem Vafadari, Asia Pacific University, Japan, Co-Moderator

Diamantina Rosario, Macao Institute for Tourism Studies, China

Ali Jafari, Indiana University, USA

Paper Sessions - Concurrent Sessions HERE

13:00-14:30 Lunch Break

14:30–15:00 Keynote Talk Climate: An Existential Crisis

 Geoffrey Lipman, SUNx, Malta

15:00–16:30 Panel 8 - Plenary Session Climate Friendly Travel by Águas do Algarve

 Geoffrey Lipman, SUNx, Malta, Moderator

 Herbert Hamele, Ecotrans, Germany

 Gordon Sillence, Janela Aberta 2, Portugal

 Leslie Vella, Malta Tourism Authority, Malta

 Teresa Fernandes, Águas do Algarve, Portugal

16:30-18:00  Closing Session

Panel 9 - Plenary Session Agenda for Mobilizing Intelligence in Tourism (the t-Forum)

Alfonso Morvillo, The t-Forum Co-Founder

Geoffrey Lipman, SUNx

Jafar Jafari, The t-Forum Co-Founder (Moderator)

João Albino Silva, CinTurs, University of Algarve

Pedro Lopes, Pestana Group, Portugal

Presentation of the Best Papers Awards

*The programme might suffer some changes.